DEADLINE TO GET APPLICATIONS IN - 12TH MARCH 2018
In 2018, BBC Four, BFI and cinemas across the UK are celebrating British animation. Grants will be awarded to fund, or partly fund, up to 12 emerging filmmakers working in animation, to realise their first broadcast project.
If successful, you will be awarded a grant of between £2,000 and £10,000 towards the creation or completion of your original film, the opportunity to have your film screened at BFI Southbank and the chance for it to be broadcast on BBC Four in late 2018 !
What are they looking for? This is what they say -
'Bold and original projects which aim to innovate, including voices and visions that might otherwise go unseen or unheard.
Animations that promise a distinctive and unexpected tone of voice - whether that’s arresting, disruptive, spiky, warm or witty, we’re looking for a confident, fresh and contemporary approach.
Your film might focus on a topical issue of national importance, be a novel take on a timeless theme or it might even take inspiration in style or subject from a work of animation from the past.
We welcome a wide range of animation genres from documentary to fiction, pure fantasy to comedy and your film can run anywhere between 2 and 10 minutes.
We’re keen to receive ideas for animations in a variety of styles and techniques and from all nations and regions of the UK.'
Are you eligible to apply?
To be eligible to apply you and if applying as a team, all team members, must be:
1. A UK resident aged 18 or over at 23:59 on 12 March 2018.
2. Either a student, or a new/emerging filmmaker. You are unable to apply if you’ve received a key creative credit on a broadcast TV programme, a feature length film, or more than three professional short films.
Submission guidelines can be found HERE